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British Values?

I wonder how many readers of this college’s blog will have been worried by the instability left in the wake of the UK General Election last Thursday (8th June2017)? And I wonder how many are similarly worried by the tack the media are taking with respect to the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) who are to work with the Conservative party in trying to govern the UK?

The minute this uneasy alliance was proposed, commentators in the media (notably the BBC and Channel 4 of course) were raising their holier-than-thou shrill voices about these ‘unpleasant people’ (DUP), many of whom are ‘against same-sex marriage’ and ‘homophobic’; ‘against abortion’ and have members who believe that ‘Creationism should be taught in schools’. All things, we are continually told, which do not fit in with our ‘British Values’. Read more »

St. Mugg and Christmas

I’ve always been a great fan of the writings of Malcolm Muggeridge – ‘St. Mugg’ as he affectionately became known in his later years. Muggeridge led an interesting life; as a young man he was the Guardian correspondent for the USSR, and during World War 2, a secret agent. In later life he became editor of Punch magazine, and later still found celebrity status in the UK and America, largely due to his new-found Christian faith, which eventually led to the nick-name. Read more »

THE SILENT HOLOCAUST

In the UK, at the time of writing there has been much coverage over the proposals by Nadine Dorries MP and Frank Field MP to change the way counselling about abortion takes place. As far as I’m aware, Nadine Dorries claims to be a Christian, and so some of us were hopeful about the possibility of an MP taking up the gauntlet in this area.

However, it turns out that Ms Dorries is quite firmly ‘pro-choice’. Her desire is not to see the number of abortions in the UK reduced (from the horrendous figure of 200,000 per year). What she is actually after is ‘independent help’ for mothers seeking abortion, rather than counselling from any organisation with a vested interest in the performing of abortions. ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14822710 ). Read more »

Nuance or Black and White?

I recently read the interview of bioethicist John Wyatt by Andy Cheung. I am thankful that Dr. Wyatt is working for the cause Christian values. But I must admit at being a little irked at his comment regarding American Evangelical opposition to abortion-on-demand as lacking nuance and leading to harsh and polarizing rhetoric.

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